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Katrina Owens For petes sake ladies and gentlemen, please teach your kids that shoe laces do not (and should not) count as leashes for dogs or cats. If I have to hear about one more preventable canine or feline death…

Jeff Burgar If you went to the High Prairie Elk’s Rodeo this year, you enjoyed a good show. The usual rodeo folks were being bucked from horses and bulls. Kids were having a fine time chasing calves. The midway had…

Commentary by Chris Clegg “It’s not summer if your tongue isn’t purple!” – Calvin The cartoon character of Calvin and Hobbes fame isn’t too far off the mark. He made the remark after climbing a chair and looking into a…

Joe McWilliams Something I wrote 22 years ago and stumbled upon recently seems to resonate with present circumstances in the north and Canada generally. It was called ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’, and was a reflection on Rudy Wiebe’s historical novel…

Jeff Burgar Continued from last week… It seems, in most Alberta communities, adults and youth are mostly left to their own devices when it comes to organized sports in summer. For most communities, with the exception of swimming and perhaps…

Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News On July 10, Stacey L. Cunningham was fined $600 in High Prairie provincial court after pleading guilty to a Town of High Prairie bylaw. Her sin was allowing her dog to have the run…

Richard Froese Canada Day on July 1 has come and gone for another year. As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday in 2017, the day was probably bigger and more memorable than in many years or decades. Canada Day suitably fell…

Jeff Burgar It’s often said by politicians everywhere there is no such thing as a wasted dollar when it comes to spending taxpayer’s hard-earned dollars on recreation. To paraphrase one local person, “You have a choice. Spend money on sports…

Re: Canadians against Trump! Not me! I read Mac Olsen’s commentary in the July 5 edition of South Peace News and I can see he still drifts off to dreamland with Trump on his mind. Personally, the man is a…

Tom Henihan You know you are in enlightened and progressive company when an item of clothing personifies a group’s political and social views. Few things can articulate profound, social ideology better than a polo shirt or pair of sneakers. The…

Jeff Burgar There is something telling in the fact for the most part, American TV viewers couldn’t care less about the news media hysteria surrounding American president Donald Trump. Hysteria? Absolutely! Everything is fair game these days, from Ivanka Trump…